The best viewing area of Xilingol River is the river bend of
Xilin River 13 kilometers to the north of Xilinhot City.
Due to the water flow of the Xilin River in this section, a wide
river surface with steep slop in right bank and gentle slope in
left bank came into being. Therefore, the riverbed bends
frequently, leading to many river bends.
The extremely beautiful river bend became the subject of a
special stamp of Xilingol issued in 1998.
The following story is widely known in the area.
Genghis Khan and his wife Queen Bortie went to the south and
attacked the Jin Kingdom. They came to Xilin Grassland and rode
quickly on their horses. The queen's scarf dropped down to the
grassland slightly, but they knew nothing about it. Later, when
they looked back, the scarf changed the straight Xilin River with
99 bends, which made the Xilin Grassland even more beautiful. There
are large-scaled reeds and other water plants on both sides of the
river. These plants decorated each other with river bends, making
the landscape too beautiful to describe.
The beautiful river is Xilingol River, the mother-river that
surrounds the famous grassland pearl city, Xilinhot City. And the
city's name came from the river. "Xilin" means hills and "Guole"
means rivers in Mongolian, which can be translated directly into
the river in the plateau. The words "Xilinhot" can be translated
directly into the city in the plateau.